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Women’s Health, NeoDx Cervical Dtex | Shiel Medical Laboratory

Shiel is committed to women's health by providing high quality, accurate, clinically relevant information to help physicians provide optimal patient care. Shiel uses a comprehensive approach by integrating cytology, molecular testing and pathology to meet the unique needs and challenges faced by women's health physicians and their patients. 

Cytology

Cytology services include:

  • Pap Test (ThinPrep® Pap Test, SurePath™ Pap Test and Conventional Pap Smears)
  • ThinPrep®  Imaging System
  • HPV Testing including HPV Genotyping of High Risk Types 16 and 18
  • CT/GC testing performed from Liquid Based- Pap Tests
  • Breast Fine Needle Aspirations Interpretations

Pap test results are reviewed in conjunction with HPV test results to assess the risk of developing cervical cancer and determine optimal treatment and/or follow-up plan.

All negative cytology cases with a positive HPV result are reviewed by a pathologist.

Pathology

Pathology Services include:

  • Gynecologic biopsies
  • Breast biopsies
  • Immunohistochemistry

Gynecological biopsies are reviewed with concurrent and prior Pap tests, HPV results and NeoDx Cervical Dtex® FISH test. The results are correlated in the final pathology report. 

All breast biopsies are blindly reviewed by two pathologists and correlated with breast Fine Needle Aspiration before results are reported.

The laboratory employs a full time QA pathologist who reviews cytology and pathology cases to ensure diagnostic accuracy.

All cases diagnosed as carcinoma/malignant are reviewed by at least two pathologists before the case is resulted.

All pathologists are Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology.

All cytotechnologists are American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) Certified.